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20 Dec 03,, 02:45
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USS MARIANO G. VALLEJO was one of the BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - class nuclear powered fleet ballistic missile submarines. Generally similar to the LAFAYETTE - class, the twelve BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - class submarines had a quieter machinery design, and were thus considered a separate class.

Decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on March 10, 1995, MARIANO G. VALLEJO went through the Navy’s Nuclear Powered Ship and Recycling Program at Bremerton, Washington, from October 1, 1994 to December 22, 1995. When she emerged from the program, she no longer existed as a complete ship and was classed as scrapped.

General Characteristics:
Awarded: August 8, 1963
Keel laid: July 7, 1964
Launched: October 23, 1965
Commissioned: December 16, 1966
Decommissioned: March 9, 1995
Builder: Mare Island Division, San Francisco Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, Calif.
Propulsion system: one S5W nuclear reactor
Propellers: one
Length: 425 feet (129.6 meters)
Beam: 33 feet (10 meters)
Draft: 31.5 feet (9.6 meters)
Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 7,250 tons
Submerged: approx. 8,250 tons

Speed: Surfaced: 16 - 20 knots
Submerged: 22 - 25 knots

Armament: 16 vertical tubes for Polaris or Poseidon missiles, four 21" torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes, Mk-14/16 torpedoes, Mk-37 torpedoes and Mk-45 nuclear torpedoes
Crew: 13 Officers and 130 Enlisted (two crews)